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Scottish Referendum: Celebrities Take to Twitter After ‘No’ Vote

Scotland remains part of UK after historic vote 2:15

High-profile backers of Scotland's pro-independence and pro-Britain campaigns took to their keyboards to express their delight - or lack thereof - at the result of Thursday's referendum.

J. K. Rowling, who famously started writing the Harry Potter books in an Edinburgh cafe, donated £1 million ($1.6 million) to the 'No' campaign -- which supported Scotland staying in the U.K.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming had been a vocal 'Yes' supporter. "The Good Wife" star tweeted to his fellow separatists that they should now turn their attention to securing increased powers for Scotland, as promised by Prime Minister David Cameron.

English-born actor and comedian Russell Brand adopted Scottish independence as a political causes during the campaign. He posted this message after Friday's result.

Former CNN host Piers Morgan took a different approach to trying to convince people to support the pro-U.K. campaign. Acknowledging his unpopularity among some Brits, Morgan had previously said that he would "go straight back to America" if Scots chose to reject independence. A tweet to his four million followers on Friday morning appeared to show he intended to keep his word.

- Alexander Smith